Mr. Turner was young and in generally good health, was tasered and was dead almost immediately.
Taser International was ruled responsible for about $9.23 million of the total award; about $6 million of that will be covered by insurance. The city of Charlotte will cover $730,000 as part of a settlement, and $40,000 will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
The $3M+ judgment not covered by their insurance consumes their potential profit for even a good year; and that's going to bite very hard. The next pain they feel will be when their insurance carrier(s) realize that this is the new trend. The third pain will be when the investors (a.k.a. morons) read about this and start complaining.
I've not been posting much recently, primarily because I've been waiting for this day.
Taser International can appeal this judgment all they want. The cold hard fact remains that their "safe" product killed Darryl Turner directly.
This one will stick.